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Top 10 Questions Regarding Photography Experience: Bob Jagendorf
1. Is photography a hobby or a career for you?
Photography is purely a hobby. Although I may change that in the future.
2. What, or whom, inspired you and encouraged you in pursuing photography as a hobby and/or career?
I traveled quite a bit for business and usually the places I went to were not very interesting destinations, also business travel is often lonely and boring, a lot of nights in hotel rooms with nothing to do. On one trip I brought my new digital camera and started to take photos. Suddenly I was looking at these destinations differently, I started to discover the interesting parts of these cities, I started researching them before I arrived and found that every place had photo ops. Photography made my view of business travel change.
3. What are the 2 most valuable lessons you have learned from this person/thing?
To look beyond the obvious. To find the story/beauty/history amongst the noise.
4. What’s your favorite kind of photography (studio, stock, freelance, etc...)?
I like to find the old within the new. Old forgotten buildings, signs, motels, factories, diners etc. It is getting harder and harder and the US becomes more and more franchised.
5. What are the most favorable weather conditions?
It doesn’t matter to me, all conditions come with interesting challenges.
6. Are you a people person? Or would you rather photograph nature/objects?
I am a people person but I really only show candid shots of people. Objects are definitely more my thing.
7. Are there any funny/serious stories about mishaps that have occurred during a photo shoot?
I have had many problems with authorities due to 9/11. I have so far not had my camera confiscated or been arrested but I have been close taking photos of bridges, trains, buildings and even people. I was shooting the arch in Washington Sq, and saw a lot of people around it. I was in my car and suddenly I was surrounded by some men in suits asking what I was doing. It turned out that John Kerry was speaking during the campaign and the men were secret service. I had a hard time explaining that I did not even know he was there.
8. How far are you willing to go to get a good photo?
I have taken photos in many places you are not supposed to and I have gotten good at shoot-from-the-hip shots. I have taken several long trips to shoot places of interest. Recently I bought a boat so that I can shoot the NYC waterways from a different view.
9. Where is your favorite spot to take photographs?
Everywhere. My favorite thing is to go to the most boring “uninteresting” place and get a good photo.
10. If you could choose anywhere in the world to photograph, where would it be?
NYC, there is just so much here, with all of the great photographers here I still see photos of subjects I have not seen before or new views of the very familiar.
Every photographer sees something different when looking at a piece of scenery. Bob Jagendorf, a member of Webaperture.com and Flickr.com Photos, likes to look beyond the obvious and capture beauty and essence amongst noise. For right now, photography is just a hobby, but he hopes to find a career in it one day! This passion of his has taught him how to look at life with different perspectives, finding beauty in even the most remote places.
He traveled quite a bit for business and usually the places he went to were not very interesting destinations (according to him). Also, business travel is often lonely, boring, and consists of a lot of nights in hotel rooms with nothing to do. On one trip he brought his new digital camera and started to take photos. Suddenly he was looking at these destinations differently, started to discover the interesting parts of these cities, researching them before he arrived and found that every place had photo ops. Photography made his view of business travel change.
Finding the old within the new is a great way to photograph something for Bob. Things like old forgotten buildings, signs, motels, factories, diners, etc. are great for this kind of task. For Bob, it is getting harder and harder to find places like these since the US is becoming more and more franchised. However, all conditions come with different challenges. For instance, Bob likes to photograph objects instead of people. Not to say that he’s not a people person, he just finds that objects are more agreeable to what he’s looking for in a photo. With his favorite place being NYC to photograph, Bob is content within the big city. He’s always finding new views of the very familiar and capturing every one of them on camera.
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